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Rainy season brings risk of disease to West Africa Crisis

Nigeria, Niger and Chad face the increased risk of disease with the start of the rainy season, compounding the crisis which has left over 10 million people in the region in need of humanitarian aid. ...

REACTION New director of World Health Organization must act to end health inequalities

Oxfam congratulated Dr Tedros on his appointment as new Director-General of the World Health Organization today and warned that determined leadership was needed to tackle health inequalities around...

Governments must act on new UN Report to bring down the cost of medicines says Oxfam

Oxfam welcomed a groundbreaking new report on access to medicines published today by a High Level Panel of the United Nations and called for the UN to work with governments to implement its recommendations...

Overstretched and underfunded refugee camps in Tanzania put over 110,000 Burundian refugees at risk

Health and shelter for Burundian refugees in Tanzania are poised to get worse in already overstretched camps, the aid agencies Oxfam, HelpAge International, Plan International, Save the Children,...

Climate change threatens 50 years of health gains

Commenting on new research published in the Lancet today, which finds that climate change threatens to undermine the last half century of health gains, Oxfam's senior health policy advisor Mohga...

“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget ...

Public services top up the income of the poorest by 76 percent

Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality ...

In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...

Oxfam response to Roche and Medicines Patent Pool announcement today

Today, pharmaceutical company Roche announced that it will contribute to the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) by making its drug Valganciclovir affordable as a first step before licensing it to the MPP....

Oxfam reaction to Jim Kim's speech on Universal Health Coverage

In response to today's keynote speech by Dr Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Oxfam's Senior Health Policy Advisor Dr Mohga Kamal Yanni, said: ...

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